The inside story of He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who secretly created the first genetically designed babies. Dr. He modified twin baby girls, Lulu and Nana, to be immune to HIV and his experiment ignited an international controversy and led to his disappearance. Crossing this ethical redline has released a remarkable power to cure genetic disease, but also opens the door to a world where all parents will feel a responsibility to choose the best genetic traits for their children.
Behind the Film
The creative team behind the film includes the celebrated writer Mark Monroe, of The Cove (Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature 2010) and Icarus (Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2017) and Academy Award winning executive producer Geralyn White Dreyfous. Greg O'Toole is a documentary film editor and writer whose feature documentaries have screened at festivals around and since 2011 have been been nominated for 8 National Emmy's, including for Best Editing and Best Documentary. Award winning director Cody Sheehy and CRISPR scientist S. Kiani filmed for three years in the United States and China documenting the story of the first genetically enhanced human babies.Get behind the film
The Genomic Revolution
The impacts of gene editing on society and the environment may outpace even climate change. International scientific communities recognize that the social, ethical, and medical benefits (and risks) of gene editing technologies such as CRISPR and Zinc Finger Nuclease need to be better understood by the public.
What are the implications?The Revolution
Are you on the frontline of the genomic revolution?